Mamelodi Sundowns will be the away side in Saturday's Telkom Knockout Cup quarter-final clash against Baroka this weekend.
The Brazilians have not been too fortunate in Cup competitions in recent years, but they are more than willing to rectify that mistake this time around.
Pitso Mosimane has been focusing on conquering South Africa and Africa as a whole since taking over at the club almost six years ago.
While the Tshwane giants are strong favourites to win the match, Baroka have proven to be unpredictable, especially against the big teams.
The Polokwane-based side made a name for itself in 2011 when they knocked Kaizer Chiefs out of the Nedbank Cup.
They will be looking to claim a major scalp this time around, even though they will be without their head coach, Wedson Nyirenda, who is dealing with some personal issues back home.
|Game||Baroka v Sundowns|
|Date||Saturday, November 3|
TV Channel, Live Score & How To Watch
The game will be shown live on SuperSport 4 and SABC 1. You can also catch live updates on Goal.com .
|Live Match Centre||TV Channel|
|Goal.com||SS4 & SABC1|
Squads & Team News
Baroka have not reported any injuries from their camp ahead of the clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
However, it has been confirmed that coach Wedson Nyirenda will not be on the bench for the Sundowns game.
Nyirenda had to go back home to deal with some personal issues which the club didn't want to reveal.
This means Matsemela Thoka, who is an assistant to Nyirenda, will be in charge of Baroka.
Potential Baroka XI: Chipezeze, Kgoetyane, Banda, Kgaswane, Makume, Madubanya, Mdantsane, Chawapiwa, Mabeba, Makgaka, Chivaviro.
Meanwhile, the Tshwane giants will be banking on the likes of Gaston Sirino and Hlompho Kekana to steer them to victory over Baroka.
Sibusiso Vilakazi isn't avalaible for the clash as he's currently nursing a long-term injury.
Also unavailable is Themba Zwane, who missed a few of Sundowns' previous matches due to injury.
Sundowns' preparation for this clash was mared by Andile Jali's reported arrest at the beginning of the week.
Jali reportedly spent a night behind bars for an alleged domestic violence, but Mosimane has already confirmed that the midfielder will travel to Durban.
This means the Matatiele-born player may start the match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Probable Sundowns XI: Onyango, Ngcongca, Langerman, Madisha, Arendse, Kekana, Jali, Mahlambi, Maboe, Brockie, Silva .
Sundowns have won the Telkom Knockout Cup twice since the inception of the PSL in 1996.
They will want to change this sad statistic and make it past the quarter-final stage at the expense of Baroka.
On paper, Sundowns have no reason to stumble in Polokwane because Baroka two of their last five games in all official competitions this season.
Sundowns on the other hand, have drawn two matches and won three in their last five matches.
Baroka and Sundowns have met five times since 2016, with Mosimane's men winning three compared to Baroka's draw.
With this fixture being dominated by Sundowns, Baroka will have to try harder to topple the Brazilians and make it past the quarter-final stages.